In a first, Indian Army unleash new American weapon of war against Pakistan Army at border
NEW DELHI - In a first, Indian Army unleash new American weapon of war against Pakistan Army to be used in any future war, media report had revealed.
Indian Army unveiled the precision-guided Excalibur artillery ammunition, built by the United States of America's Raytheon, in its inventory which gives the force the ability to annihilate the enemy at a much greater range with extreme accuracy.
The revelation was made at the Army commanders conference where it was also announced that the indigenous Dhanush 155mm/45 Calibre towed artillery gun system, also called desi Bofors, is now a part of the force, Zee News has reported.
Excalibur artillery ammunition, capable of hitting targets even in densely populated areas 50 kilometres away with an error margin of less than 2 metres, has been procured by the India Army under fast track procedures.
Artillery units deployed along the Line of Control will be supplied the Excalibur ammunition to give a befitting reply to Pakistani Army.
Since the Pakistani artillery units are often based near populated areas, Indian soldiers will be able to target them with pinpoint accuracy using the Excalibur ammunition as these use GPS and inertial navigation.
Different fuses can be used to either ensure the 48-kilogramme Excalibur shell explodes in the air or penetrates bunkers and reinforced structures with its PBXN-9 (polymer-bonded explosive) warhead.